Photo Credit Ruby Skye

Having spent the last two years on tour with Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum, Billy Currington and Gavin DeGraw, David Nail understands working the big rooms – but there’s still nothing he enjoys more than a packed club where the fans have come to hear the Grammy-nominated vocalist go deep into his own music. Sept. 6 at Cincinnati’s Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, the Kennett, Missourian kicks off a fall tour that focuses on making the music as intimate as possible for as many fans who want to come.

“I’ve been blessed with some pretty great songs, and you just can’t get them all in during a shorter set,” says the son of a high school band director. “The great thing about playing your own shows, you can play all the music you want to – and a lot of the great album cuts get to be heard, which is a lot of times what fans tell me they like the best.”

Having seen “Let It Rain” become his first #1, taking a historic 48 weeks to hit the top of the chart, Nail is currently supporting both his critically acclaimed The Sound of a Million Dreams and the acoustic EP 1979, which features his version of Adele’s “Someone Like You.” With an Academy of Country Music Single of the Year nomination for “Red Light” and a Grammy Best Country Vocal Performance, Male nomination for “Turning Home,” he is setting a standard for what country music can be.

“Some of these rooms – like Joe’s in Chicago and the Royale in Boston – feel like home, because we’ve built something there and the fans feel like old friends,” Nail says. “They know the songs; they come to hear what we’re gonna do with them that night. They want to see how the songs expand, and we try to give ’em an even better show each time…I can’t wait.”

His live shows are becoming the stuff of critical note. Cutting edge music industry trade HITS raved, “David Nail brings a bit of arena-rock into the tiny, bursting-at-the-seams Troubadour, and if the crowd reaction was any indication, he won’t be playing venues this intimate too much longer in the future,” while Billboard wrote, “I don’t know if there is a better pure vocalist or artist in Nashville right now. Nail may actually not be of this world, but at least we get to borrow his talents for a while.”

Along with the various clubs, small halls and occasional festival, Nail will also hit Pittsburgh on Sept. 26 for the Country For A Cure concert to benefit the Payton Wright Foundation and Cancer & Blood Disorders Auxiliary of the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. For more information on any of the below dates:

David Nail Fall Tour 2012

9/6/2012                  Cincinnati, OH                 Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill 
9/7/2012                  Marietta, OH                    Ohio River Sternwheel Festival
9/8/2012                  Cleveland, OH                  The House of Blues 
9/9/2012                  Arcola, IL                          Arcola Broomcorn Festival      

9/13/2012                Knoxville, TN                    Tennessee Valley Fair      
9/14/2012                Richmond, VA                  Epic Theater     
9/15/2012                Philadelphia, PA               Theatre of the Living Arts     
9/16/2012                Baltimore, MD                  Sunday In The Country      
9/18/2012                New York, NY                   The Bowery Ballroom
9/26/2012                Pittsburgh, PA                 Jergel’s Rhythm Grille 
        Country for a Cure Benefit: Payton Wright Foundation/Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
9/27/2012                Ridgefield, CT                  Ridgefield Playhouse    
9/28/2012                W. Springfield, MA         Eastern States Exposition    
9/29/2012                Boston, MA                       The Royale     
10/1/2012                Winston Salem, NC          Dixie Classic Fairgrounds
10/6/2012                Houston, TX                      Ziegenbock Music Festival     
10/10/2012               Oklahoma City, OK         Diamond Ballroom
10/11/2012               Dallas, TX                          Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill
10/18/2012               Minneapolis, MN            Mill City Nights
10/19/2012               Milwaukee, WI                 The Rave       
10/20/2012               Chicago, IL                       Joe’s Bar
10/25/2012               Carbondale, IL                 The Copper Dragon
10/26/2012               Columbia, MO                 The Blue Note
11/2/2012                Birmingham, AL              WorkPlay Theatre      
11/3/2012                Biloxi, MS                          Hard Rock Hotel and Casino     

More dates are being confirmed shortly